Interpret legislation

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver AHCWRK508, 'Interpret legislation'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Determine applicable legal framework

1.1 Identify and access current legislation, regulations, organisational procedures, standards and codes of practice affecting the workplace, industry, occupation or client

1.2 Determine legal accountability obligations in relation to workplace, industry, occupation or client

1.3 Identify consequences of non-compliance with legislation, regulations, organisational procedures, standards and codes of practice

2. Research, interpret and apply appropriate legislation

2.1 Monitor sources of information for changes to the legal framework

2.2 Regularly update and communicate information and changes to legal framework components which impact on work activities

3. Promote compliance with relevant legislation

3.1 Access current information about the range of legislation and other legally binding policies and protocols relating to own work

3.2 Clarify compliance requirements to confirm understanding and ensure consistency of interpretation and application

3.3 Obtain advice to assist in applying relevant legislation to own work and identifying compliance requirements

3.4 Identify areas of uncertainty in own work related to compliance requirements and take action to clarify issues

3.5 Identify possible implications of non-compliance and use these to guide own work practices

4. Assess situations which may potentially present legal problems and issues

4.1 Identify and document details of suspected or actual incidences of illegal conduct by self or others in the workplace

4.2 Contribute to ongoing monitoring and compliance with legal framework

4.3 Ensure that work is undertaken in a legally compliant manner

4.4 Recognise limits of own expertise, legal accountability obligations and access appropriate sources of expertise as required

4.5 Assess conduct of self and others in the workplace against specific components of the legal framework applicable to the workplace

4.6 Take appropriate actions to resolve or report illegal conduct, as required by applicable legislation, regulations, organisational procedures, standards and codes of practice